|Home||Audio Books & Poetry | Community Audio | Computers & Technology | Grateful Dead | Live Music Archive | Music & Arts | Netlabels | News & Public Affairs | Non-English Audio | Podcasts | Radio Programs | Spirituality & Religion|
|Anonymous User (login or join us)|
This audio is available in streaming format
chris phillips -
Some of the early Playing's are the most infectious.
This is one of the better Keith '71 shows for sure. Do enjoy!
Cozmic Ed -
So many highlights to this show but the Other One/MAMU/Other One is mindblowing.
Subject: Go to '72
High energy show with some real nice versions of some songs, but compare any highlights here to '72.
Some significant sound problems.
How 'bout that "Day Tripper" and "White Rabbit" after Brown Eyed Woman? Great home-town ease.
To Evan S. Hunt (from Bobby): "Give that man 5 bucks as he leaves."
Subject: Great Show
Very Funky Tennessee Jed, and a Killer NotFadeAway
Subject: Freakin' Fantabulous!
Absolute gem of a show. Hard to even pinpoint the highlights but the Other One->Uncle->Other One is special and transitions better than I would have thought.Fantastic Dark Star and NFA->GDTR combo. Also sheck out the gorgeous Comes a Time where Jerry sings "got an empty cup" in falsetto... I did a double take (or the audio version of one anyways). I'll definitely be revisiting this show again soon.
Subject: NFA > GDTRFB > NFA !!!
Hard to believe Keith had only played a handful of shows at this point. Absolutely rip-roaring NFA > GDTRFB > NFA . . . certainly one of the best of the pre-hiatus years, with 8-22-72 a close second (they launch into Bo Diddley after GDTRFB in that one). If you love NFA > GDTRFB, check out 6-8-77, too (Winterland 77 box set). Unreal.
Subject: My First Review
I'm a newcomer to archive.org and have streamed or downloaded about a hundred recordings in the past few months. I'm making this show my first review. THIS is what it's all about. AMAZING! What a night it must have been and how fortunate are we to have this now.
This show is so good, even the short songs are brimming with unbridled jamming energy. There is an beautiful aura surrounding this night.
Play this one LOUD. It's magic. Phenomenal.
Cliff Hucker -
Subject: One of the all time greats!
Sure there are a few dropouts, and the keyboards are slightly distorted at times, this pre-FM file should sound better. But this is still one of the very best shows of 1971, and one of the all time great performances! The Dark Star> Other One medley just might be the coolest suite of music played during '71, and the NFA> GDTRFB> NFA could be a best ever. (99 pts inspite of the sonic issues)
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" November 7, 1971 at the Harding Theatre, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Here's one way to download this show:
The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.
RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at www.realplayer.com.
Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.
When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.
I like the mix of this show better than the other one. My review of the other recording of this night mentions Keith's piano and some distortion problems. I don't hear those problems with this mix, thanks Mike Lai.
If you are using Windows XP you should be viewing this page with RealPlayer. Streaming and downloading is simple, easy and intuitive with RealPlayer. It also has a 3 band EQ you can use for streaming and downloading that really makes a difference in the sound. It doesn't change the data being downloaded, it just affects the playback.
To playback after downloading I recommend opening the songs in Windows Media Player and use its 10 band EQ and SRS WOW Effects. You will be amazed how you can improve the sound after you've downloaded it.
I'd like to thank Evan S Hunt for sharing his experience that night with us in his review below.
I enjoyed reading it. Always nice to hear what was happening at the show from someone that was there, 38 freak'n years ago. In a way the show is still happening isn't it?
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1971 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
When you click the DeadLists Project link there's no poster for this show, but sometimes there is, so always check the DeadLists Project link.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from way back in 1971 at the Harding Theatre.
PS: The show never ends on the Internet Archive...isn't that what we dreamed of way back when?
Subject: great things to come...
I keep coming back to this show...its a nice bridge between the crazy hot live feel of 1970, and their super smooth sound from 1972-74. The sound is a little weird because of the radio broadcast, but I like it distorted & wild. They are on fire...very, very fun listen
Evan S. Hunt -
Subject: One Of The All-time Great Me & MY Uncle's
Some minor stage sound problems and some inherent extra-heterodynamic interference from off the FM. -- perhaps renders this reproduction ever so a tad bit fuzzy, but try not to pay it mind.
Yours truly was in attendance and it was a great show from the first note until the last which was somewhere around 4:00 am. I still categorize this night as one of the best nights of my life. And this is an unforgettable concert amidst a wonderful time to be 22, have a car, a ticket and a little money in the pocket.
Was privileged to attend the previous night, also, and that was another tremendous experience.
Mere blocks from the Haight-Ashbury and the Park Panhandle, the Harding Theater, with its Gothic Moorish design, was a movie house built in 1926 and closed in 1970. The capacity was 800-1250, but both shows were quick, inner-circle type word-of-mouth sellouts, and there must have been at least 1500 in the building on the Saturday, but on the Sunday there were a lot less of us and it was starkly refreshing. Phew!
The floor would be way too crowded so we thought, in anticipation, and so we arrived early. When the doors opened everybody in line went racing to the front of the proscenium. We jetted upstairs.
Me, my girlfriend, my best friend and a dozen or so college chums sat in the balcony both nights, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rows dead center in this dinky little joint. Such were the benefits of going early in the days when Dead Head folk arrived late. How quickly that all changed!
The shows started very late with the New Riders opening each night. The Dead were very comfortable in their skins joking around with the radio audience. There were numerous long tuning or kwipment delays and so, to pass the time, Jerry, Bobby and Phil are all quite pleasantly loquacious throughout.
Before Jack Straw Jerry, Bobby and Phil gather around the drum riser. They huddle up, perhaps deciding on their next song, when suddenly, they leap into the air and turn 180 degrees towards the stage and race to their mikes just as Billy comes in on his final beat -- "We can share the women, we can share the wine." they scream simultaneously in perfect harmony. This touch turned the hair upon our heads! All night they were doing acts of showmanship. On this night, they became professionals, and they knew it.
One could immediately tell how much fun they were having and how smoothly and effortlessly it was going down for them.
So there you have it, the Dead on a Sunday night at home, lamenting one more laborious Sunday night and dreading the coming week.
Everyone says I'm crazy but, though he didn't sing, I am certain I spotted Pigpen playing organ on about half of the first set.
The organization had just days prior released, in San Francisco, their new double album for Warners and the local FM stations, KSFX and KSAN were playing the heck out of it. Even crazier, so were the AM radio stations, KYA and KFRC! Such was a highly unusual happening! A Grateful Dead record was actually # 7 on the SF charts according the the Sunday SF Chronicle Pink Section. Prior to that, the only GD record SF market AM had ever played was "Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion)" back in 1967.
We did not know they were broadcasting until Bobby announced it from stage just moments before they catapulted into Truckin.' One of my friends, Gary, a cheap guy roomate, said, "Oh, shit, we could have stayed home and listened for free!"
When we were exiting after the Dead's lethal marathon Gary says, "Wow, I am sure glad you bought me a ticket, Evan!" ....Roommates!
Being in that theater that night with its upper loge leather rocking chair seats and perfect acoustics, the Dead just ROARED on every tune. It's one of those times in life when you and everyone surrounding you knows that you had just experienced a very special and momentous event in history.
While the band played we looked about, one to another, and nodded that all-knowing smile of affirmation that this was a capital moment and we sensed, in toto, this brilliant phenomenon as it was being played. Deja Vu inside out! An event truly written and captured in the stars.
First set ends One More Saturday Night on a Sunday Night.
Played for us every major and minor hit in their repertoire and played them each with heartfelt and ruinous abandon.
In my opinion the show stealer was not the Dark Star or Other One, but the ridiculously phat Me and My Uncle, and then how it enters back into the Other One without a gnat's breath.
I don't even like the song "Me and My Uncle."
(but I do like its author -- John Phillips of Mamas & Papa's fame) but this version reconnects every synapse.
Perfect example of how great a night this was! When a Me and My Uncle extracts your body from your spirit you know you've been forever had.
Jerry on his '57 natural Strat is just all over it from back to front and top to bottom with a sound that attacks your solarplexes. Guttaral guitar. Fully exposed. Open to the quick. "How 'bout a big hand for the Heavy Water Light Show."
The Brokedown is perfectly executed. Then come a long, rambunctious and giddy tune-up and joke delay. The patter is rich and lusty. Finally, after what seems like decades, they simply impale us on Playing in the Band and proceed to parade our fallen heads held aloft on staves a 'round town procession.
It's a short PITB though and the krew has to replace a speaker. When Phil says "It's a pit stop, folks!" and Bobby says, "This folks, is what you call 'Dead Air.' I believe I hear myself
ask, "What's the difference between a piano and a fish?"
You can't tune a fish.